Kids' College Program Guidelines

ECC is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. Many classes that include 5- to 12-year-old students have a teacher’s aide to assist the instructor. Children are welcome to bring a water bottle and a snack to class. Please ensure the snack is free from common allergens such as peanuts or tree nuts.

We encourage parents to inform staff about their child’s enjoyment, health, safety, or particular circumstances to improve their experience. Information will be kept private and shared only with staff supervising your child.


Our main greeting location and classes will start in the Building K lobby, where you will sign your child in and out of Kids’ College and then move to the classroom. There may be a second greeting area depending on the location of the classrooms.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Children under age 14 must be signed in and out of class each day by a parent or other designated person. Notify the instructor or assistant if another person will pick up your child. Please note this in the pickup signature when you drop off your student. Teens 14 and older may sign themselves in and out.

Please call 847-214-7801 for the following:

  • If you will be late* or your child cannot attend class.
  • If you know you won’t be able to pick up your child by 12:30 p.m.

If you need to drop your child off late or pick them up early, you must go to their classroom. Our staff will assist you.

Forms and Waivers

It is important to complete the forms accurately:

If your child has special needs such as allergies, phobias, or medical alerts, including asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy. Include this information with home and work phone numbers on the form provided.

Forms must be signed and returned before the start of class. Your child will not be able to participate without these forms.

Scholarship Funds

A limited amount of scholarship funds are available for the Kids' College program through the Elgin Community College Foundation. For information, guidelines, or an application, call 847-214-7123. The funds do not cover the entire camp fee.

Complete application


The fee for each class is stated in the class description. You must pay fees at the time of registration. Students will be dropped from the class if the fee is not paid by the end of the day’s registration.


Please register using your child’s name and not your own. We need your email address to receive important reminders of your child’s camp dates, required forms, or any changes. Your email address will be kept confidential and only used to communicate camp information.

Parent Confirmation and Information

You will receive an email confirmation of your child’s registration and the payment for each class. Kids’ College will also provide camp information, forms, and class location by email for your child’s camp. It is important to provide email information when registering your child. This information will be kept private.

Billing Information

Payment is due upon registration. Please log in to the accessECC student portal if you would like a statement. Find the statement under Account Activity. Choose the desired term and click view statement. If you have questions, please call the Student Accounts Office at 847-214-7380.

ADA Accessible

ECC is committed to equal access and equal opportunity. The campus is accessible to students and visitors with disabilities via ramps, braille signage, motorized doors, lifts, and elevators. Learn more about our student access and disability services and schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations with ECC's ADA coordinatorQuestions? Reach out via email to

Bus Schedules

For bus schedules and public transportation information, call Pace Suburban Bus Service at 847-364-7223 or RTA Travel Info at 312-836-7000.

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